News archive from 14 January 2015, page 17

'FIOS,' 'Gone Girl' top 2014 USA TODAY best sellers

'FIOS,' 'Gone Girl' top 2014 USA TODAY best sellers

It was a year that proved readers love fiction. Books for young readers ruled in 2014, and movie tie-ins like Gone Girl and Unbroken were runaway hits, as USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list shows. USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg looks back at the year's...

 
Punchlines: Next up at Golden Globes, Ellen

Punchlines: Next up at Golden Globes, Ellen

Analysis after an awards show is always full of commentary about clothes (best and worst dressed), hosting abilities (all praise has gone to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) and acceptance speeches. And all week, the TV comics have done their best to point...

 
Ellen: Gay? 'Yay!' Agenda? No

Ellen: Gay? 'Yay!' Agenda? No

Ellen DeGeneres takes a few minutes on her show today to fire back at Larry Tomczak, who wrote an essay in The Christian Post last week. His thesis: There is an "avalanche" of "gay programming assaulting your home." He went on to...

 
'Last American Vampire' is all blood, but no bite

'Last American Vampire' is all blood, but no bite

The Last American Vampireby Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central Publishing) in Horror Buy Now Buy NowAmazonBarnes & NobleBookishGoogle PlayiBooksIndieboundKoboHenry Sturges is not only The Last American Vampire, he is also one of the most lifeless...

 

Duke Now: Coach K says Blue Devils ‘not confident' right now

DURHAM After the final horn blared to end the blowout brewing in Cameron Indoor Stadium, the best player from the best team was asked to explain a puzzling December result. "With so many new guys on the team, sometimes it can be hard to handle...

 

Joint board rejects 3 commissioner applicants; only Cotten advances

Acting state Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten was the only applicant for the permanent commissioner job to earn an interview with the Alaska Joint Board of Fisheries and Game, which rejected three other candidates at a Juneau meeting on Wednesday...

 

Police charge father, son with DWI in separate incidents

ASHEVILLE, N.C. Police in Asheville arrested a man for DWI, then stopped his son for the same charge within an hour. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/1BqOtx5) 52-year-old Eric Eddings Sr. is charged with DWI and failure to wear a...

 

Police: NC man attacked mother in wheelchair

A North Carolina man is charged after his mother was found covered in blood in her wheelchair, according to police in Boonville. The woman told police she was attacked by her 53-year-old son, Terry Scott Waddell, after they got into an argument....

 
Chipotle halts carnitas sales after supplier violation

Chipotle halts carnitas sales after supplier violation

Consumers may have to wait a while to get pork dishes at hundreds of Chipotle restaurants. Chipotle says it has stopped serving carnitas at many locations because a key pork supplier was suspended after violating Chipotle's standards for raising...

 
JPMorgan CEO: Breakup would 'damage the franchise'

JPMorgan CEO: Breakup would 'damage the franchise'

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon dismissed a proposal that the bank break itself into pieces, saying the "unscrambling would be extraordinarily complex" and "damage the franchise." "We're very conscious of the narrative out there...

 
IRS service at 'unacceptably low levels'

IRS service at 'unacceptably low levels'

IRS service for taxpayers has reached "unacceptably low levels" and is getting worse, a new report said Wednesday. A widening imbalance between the tax agency's expanded workload and diminished resources means taxpayers in 2015 could face...

 

Key interest rate falls as investors seek safety

NEW YORK A barometer of Wall Street's anxiety flashed red on Wednesday, when traders rushed to the safety of U.S. government bonds. The surge in demand for Treasurys knocked a key interest rate to its lowest level since May 2013. "The U.S....

 
Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas

Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas

BEAUFORT, S.C. A report released Wednesday by an advocacy group concludes more energy and more jobs can be generated in the Carolinas by harnessing offshore wind than by drilling for fossil fuels in the ocean. The report by Oceana, which opposes...

 
Suspicious activity prompts Delaware Guard base alert

Suspicious activity prompts Delaware Guard base alert

WILMINGTON, Del. — Suspicious activity has prompted increased security measures at the Delaware Air National Guard Base near New Castle. No specific threat has been identified. But Guard officials said they became concerned this week after several...

 
Supreme Court sides with company in cell tower dispute

Supreme Court sides with company in cell tower dispute

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court sided with cell phone providers over municipal governments Wednesday in a dispute over the siting of cell towers. In an unusual 6-3 split, the court's majority said that under the Telecommunications Act, local...

 

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